Dental Implants San Diego



First impressions are arguably one of the most significant interactions we have with other human beings. Within only a few seconds, we are forming opinions about other people, based predominantly on their appearance. At times this can  be to our advantage, but when it works to our detriment it can be a real confidence killer.  Did you know that nearly one-third of Americans notice your teeth immediately? And nearly three-quarters are more likely to trust someone with a nice smile. You don’t want to go through life at a disadvantage because of an imperfect smile. Dental implants can provide you with solutions to remedy missing or chipped teeth, so stop stressing and take action to start feeling more confident with a flawless smile!

Why Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants?

You should never feel ashamed of your smile. Dental implants San Diego are artificial teeth that provide a permanent solution to teeth that are missing or damaged. They are rooted in the bone by a titanium post that provides structure for a ceramic crown. First, a frame is attached to your jawbone below the missing tooth. This will provide you with a base that is secure and stable for your missing tooth. Your implant will then be attached. This artificial tooth will give you the same functionality, feeling, and look as a real tooth. The best part is that it’s long-lasting. Dental implants are an investment that can provide you with a host of benefits, including the following:

  • Renewed Confidence. You’ll feel better than ever with your new smile and never have to stress about hiding your teeth around new people or keeping your lips tight during photos.
  • Restored Appearance. Dental implants will give the same appearance as all of your other teeth. You can get back to the full smile you’ve been dreaming of.
  • Eat and Speak Normally. Missing and damaged teeth can affect our speech in ways we don’t even realize. After a while, it may have become normal for you to avoid chewing with certain areas of your mouth. Stop adapting to your situation and fix it.
  • Reduced Risk of Further Tooth Loss. Missing and damaged teeth can lead to infections as well as a range of other health issues. Don’t put your health at risk.
  • Stops Bone Loss Progression. Dental bone often shrinks as you lose your teeth. An implant’s presence can help maintain the structure of the bone. The process of bone renewal is stimulated by chewing forces as they’re transferred through the implant to the bone.
  • Revitalized Oral Health. The longer you go with missing teeth, the greater the risk of your oral health becoming even worse.  On top of that, bad oral health can have effects on other areas of your body and is not necessarily isolated just to your mouth.   Implants can improve your oral health, and thereby be beneficial to your overall health. 

Maintaining A Beautiful Smile In Today’s Society Is More Important Than Ever

But every single day people with missing teeth are facing the same struggles:

  • Feeling Self-Conscious
  • Changes in Appearance
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Difficulty Eating
  • Nutritional Changes


Missing teeth can happen to anyone. Sometimes it may be a result of poor oral hygiene, but there are many other causes as well. It may not even be a medical condition at all. A sports injury or a car accident could leave anyone missing some teeth. No matter the case, you shouldn’t continue to suffer when solutions are readily available.

Some potential causes of missing teeth include:

  • Extractions
  • Bone Loss
  • Resorption
  • Severe Periodontal (Gum) Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Injury or Trauma
  • Caries (Cavities)

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Wondering “who can have dental implants?” You’ll be pleased to know that they’re available to almost anyone with one or more missing teeth. That being said, it is critical that the bone tissue is fully developed in a patient. That means they aren’t available to people younger than 18 years old.

Other factors we consider are the overall health of your mouth. That means you can’t have active gum disease or untreated tooth decay. If you were to receive implants while gum disease was still present, you could risk serious infection around the implant site. In order to ensure that your dental implants are a success, it is essential to maintain good plaque control. Poor or inadequate oral hygiene is the most likely cause of dental implant failure. Bacteria could build up on the implant surface and cause inflammation. If it were to remain unaddressed, it could cause the implant to eventually lose its anchor and become loose. For this reason, it’s absolutely essential that you maintain proper oral hygiene both before and after you receive your dental implants.

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Dr. Larry Addleson is one of fewer than 70 dentists in the world to have completed the challenging requirements to earn the highly respected title Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Dr. David Landau has distinguished himself among dentists by fulfilling the qualifications to acquire the title Accredited Dentist of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

We invite you to experience the difference at The Art of Dentistry, located in San Diego, CA, where Doctors Larry Addleson, David Landau and an extraordinary team are dedicated to excellence in the art and science of cosmetic, reconstructive and restorative general dentistry.  Also proudly serving the Pacific Beach, CA and Mission Valley, CA areas.  Click Here for more information on dental implants San Diego.


Do Not Let An Imperfect Smile Hold You Back

Face the world with permanent dental implants in San Diego, CA. Schedule your consultation today.